Napoli Is Not Nepal

Hailing from Cologne, Napoli Is Not Nepal is a one-man project featuring Hendryk Martin. His first musical influences came straight out of the Hardcore scene: With the Hardcore outfits Chastment and Blew, he got his first two bands together, with whom he reached a small but enthusiastic audience and released two 7” records. After both had broken up, he decided to start his own project: he wanted to try out different kinds of music and play around a little; thus he began to mix electronica with a traditional style of music. Finally Martin found his own style and created his very own variation of pasta sauce.

His music’s main feature is the combination of technical sounds with traditional music, creating a fresh and innovative style. By always searching for new styles and techniques, he repeatedly reinvents the typical NINN sound. For NINN, the sky is not the limit, and thus he never sounds the same. There’s no textbook for NINN’s style, he just creates the sound he likes.   

On his Shitkatapult debut „revolv_er“, NINN combined fragments of jazz music with clicker sounds. It was a try-out period for strange but interesting song titles. But they implicated what it was all about: Electronic monotony combined with aesthetic organics and quite a good portion of nihilism was, and still is, the stylistic focus.

The main target of the musical production was to create new sounds indispensably intertwined with a wide range of harmonies and even more nihilism… 

An important pillar of the new material is the long-time cooperation with NINN’s companion and close friend Ulli Bomans. Bomans has worked with all the arts (performing, painting, sculpturing, and making music). The result was quite a wicked production phase: It took them only 30 minutes to produce one song! This was due to an electronic jam session. “After a mere 30 minutes we always had enough tracks to arrange the final song; but then, working on the final details naturally lasted a few more weeks…” This new initial process of writing songs once again gave NINN a platform to reinvent himself and create his very own innovative and unique style. 

In 2006, the plan for Napoli Is Not Nepal is to play live. They are a two people travel party, and are available for booking at the beginning of March and during the whole festival summer.

For further information, please contact Hendryk Martin //

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